|Bunch of kids surrounding us|
We made it to Meknes where we stayed for a few nights. The city did not offer anything special. We walked once towards the medina. We saw many stray dogs and cats living in enormous piles of trash. Kids jumping in front of us and dancing around us begging for money and wanting our girls. The majority of the time we explored the neighborhood around the hotel. It was rather quiet there and typically all windows of the buildings were fenced, the entire yards were fenced, often with security systems and guards watching. We put our bikes to private parking which costed 50% of the room charge. That was an outrage but better pay some money than missing half of your stuff from the bike.
|Meknes - Bab Mansour Gate|
|One of the many stray dogs trying to survive in a landscape of trash.|
|Neighborhood of the hotel - suburban of Meknes|
|View from our "prison room" towards the street.|
|Heavily fenced and guarded houses.|
|Delicious looking orange trees - according to locals they are not for consumption as they are too bitter.|
|Unbelievable amount of trash at the shore became a turn-off.|
|Skippy taking movie clips of the waves.|
|Hertta loves bananas, apples, pears ... - a real fruit lover :D|
|Emergency opening in case you lock yourself out ;)|
|Beautiful flower in the garden of the hotel.|
|A huge cricket (10+cm long) in the garden of the hotel.|
|Soho Sushi in Temara|
|Our New Years goodies: vegan sushi :)|
|Vanilla tea in sweet little pots.|
Besides all the environmental issues and animal rights issues, which we saw here, human rights need improvement as well. See here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/forced_to_marry_her_rapist_f/?bDqvMfb&v=33977
And here is our travelogue #2.
Try this link if you have trouble to see the video.
|Our Track (it also shows from Tangier to Chefchaouen)|